“A compelling narrator, a suspenseful, complex mystery, and twists I didn’t see coming—American Girl had me on the edge of my seat for the whole ride.” —Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars
“Wendy Walker’s unforgettable thriller will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Greer Hendricks, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Wife between Us
A pulse-pounding novel about a small-town business owner found dead and the teenage girl caught in the crosshairs, American Girl is the latest thriller from internationally bestselling author Wendy Walker.
Charlie Hudson, an autistic seventeen-year-old, is determined to leave Sawyer, PA, as soon as she graduates high school. In the meantime, she works as many hours as she can at a sandwich shop called the Triple S to save money for college. But when shop owner Clay Cooper—a man both respected and feared in their small, economically depressed town—is found dead, each member of his staff becomes a suspect in the perplexing case. Before she can go anywhere, Charlie must protect herself and her friends by uncovering the danger that is still lurking in their tight-knit community.
Based on the #1 bestselling audio, American Girl is a riveting thriller told through the eyes of an unforgettable protagonist.
- What Remains
By Wendy Walker
Release Date: 6/13/23
Formats: Retail CD Audiobook, MP3 CD, Digital Audiobook, Hardcover, eBook, Large Print Hardcover, Trade Paperback
“Chilling psychological acuity…Part of the fun is figuring out how everything ties together in the end.”—New York Times Book Review
“Absolutely splendid storytelling, a book to entertain, to immerse, and to challenge.”—A. J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
Bestselling author Wendy Walker returns with a new dark, twisty, and highly addictive psychological thriller about a cold case detective who finds herself the target of an obsessed stalker after saving his life.
Detective Elise Sutton is a forensics expert with a knack for solving cold cases and a deep knowledge of the criminal mind. She prides herself on being rational and in control, until a crisis at a department store leaves her steeped in guilt and self-doubt about whether she did the right thing to save a man’s life.
Elise is hailed as a hero, but she doesn’t feel like one. She soon grows numb, even to her husband and daughters, as she sets out to find the one man who might know the truth. When she finds him—or did he find her?—their connection sets off a terrifying game of cat and mouse, threatening Elise and the people she loves most.
Wendy Walker has crafted a brilliantly complicated, absorbing, and tension-filled psychological thriller with a shocking final twist that rivals The Woman in the Window and The Silent Patient.
A New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection